Symbolism & Direction

Symbolism and Chapter Titles


The titles of the chapters in the novel often have symbolic significance. The titles of Chapters 15 and 16 seem worth noting. They are “Knitting” and “Still Knitting.” Look at the image, and then discuss knitting from the following perspectives.

  • Considered only for its tools and the actions involved in doing it, what does knitting remind you of?
  • How is knitting different from sewing in the way it is done?
  • Does the knitting of the novel seem to be more of an allusion, now that you have seen more of it? How so?

The Wine Shop by Fred Barnard